Coniston, Hawkshead, Sawrey, in the Lake District

Relax while you soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life...

The delightful village of Coniston nestles at the foot of the famous Coniston Old Man fell (From where you get superb views of Coniston Water and Lake Windermere) and nearby to the Grizedale Forest. The village has a welcoming feel and traditional Lake District warmth to it; visitors will find plenty of shops and cafes in which to relax while they soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life.

A popular centre for walkers, climbers and cyclists, the area is also well known for Coniston Water; setting for the famous children's story, Swallows and Amazons and also scene of Donald Campbell's tragic world water-speed record attempt in 1967. Nowadays the Victorian steam yacht `Gondola' which first went into service in 1859 and was restored in 1977 by the National Trust, plies the five miles of water from April to October. You can hire rowing boats, electric boats, kayaks and dinghies from Coniston Boating Centre on the lakeshore.

Take the opportunity to visit the Ruskin Museum, for local history, and `Brantwood' on the shores of Coniston Water, former home to the poet John Ruskin.

Positioned between Coniston Water and Windermere, Hawkshead is arguably the quaintest location in the lakes, with white washed cottages dating back to the 16th century, charming old pubs and tea shops along narrow traffic-free streets.

The village is busy with tourists who come to see the Grammar school where, in the 1780's William Wordsworth developed inspiration for this early poetry and home to the Beatrix Potter gallery showing her original drawings for her children's books. The village hosts the annual Victorian fair and agricultural/sports show every summer.

Broughton-in-Furness is well situated a few miles west of nearby Coniston, and is becoming a favoured destination for the more discerning visitor, who appreciate its tranquil charm and acknowledge it as part of the "Undiscovered Lakeland". In the Square is the town hall, once the market hall, and now the Tourist Information Centre, two slate fish market slabs, and old stocks, which together with the surrounding three storey merchants houses, creates a unique feeling to this historic market town. There is also a good selection of amenities within the village including an award winning restaurant.

Thompson Ground - Cuckoo Brow Cottage ref: NP64

Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£301-£882

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4 star rating
Thompson Ground - Cuckoo Brow Cottage
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A cosy cottage for three located on a working farm which boasts splendid views in all directions. Rural feel yet close to attractions.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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Croft House ref: CC129208

Broughton-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£0-£699

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4 star rating
Set just off the pretty market square, Croft House has been thoughtfully prepared for holiday letting, including original paintings created by the owner.
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    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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The Cottage ref: 948

High Oxen Fell, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£278-£533

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3 star rating
In the grounds of a National Trust property with spectacular views of woodland and mountains. Peace and seclusion guaranteed.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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The Griffin ref: LP8

Broughton-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£794-£994

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4 star rating
This very attractive 1672 coaching inn, is in the heart of Broughton-in-Furness, and is perfectly placed for outdoor pursuits.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Scarr Head Cottage ref: CC124100

near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£614-£1509

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3 star rating
Beautiful detached cottage situated in the most idyllic location surrounded by open countryside. Original beamed ceilings throughout and a wood burner in the lounge.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Bluebell Cottage ref: CC124120

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£392-£829

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4 star rating
In an enviable position above the lake, Bluebell Cottage enjoys panoramic views over Coniston Water.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Low Ickenthwaite Farm Cottage ref: 23748

Rusland, near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£235-£596

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3 star rating
A traditional hideaway between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water with lovely rural views over the garden across the Rusland Valley.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Tock How View ref: LH9

Outgate, Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£589-£1735

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5 star rating
A stunning feature of this property is the south-facing terrace, which takes full advantage of the panoramic views.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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West Vale Country House - West Vale Cottage ref: W8661

Far Sawrey, near Ambleside, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£0-£770

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4 star rating
Detached accommodation with wood burner and French doors giving way to lovely views across the countryside. In the heart of ‘Beatirx Potter country’.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Kings Yard Cottage ref: CC125102

Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£395-£744

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3 star rating
Only a stones throw from the centre of Hawkshead, a quaint location in the Lakes with charming cottages, pubs and tea shops.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Letterbox Cottage ref: CC125105

near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£396-£876

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4 star rating
This delightful country Lakeland cottage is ideally placed for an enjoyable holiday.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Town End Barn ref: CC124116

Satterthwaite near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£511-£1423

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4 star rating
This Lakeland cottage just oozes character and boasts uninterrupted views towards Grizedale forest.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Wood View ref: 26333

Rusland, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£958-£2095

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4 star rating
Charming 17th Century barn with a quirky layout and stunning views from the balcony. Quiet courtyard setting with hot tub and sauna.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Newfield Cottage ref: LD2

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£497-£1234

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4 star rating
Conveniently located close to the heart of Coniston, this Lakeland cottage has a wonderful rear view across to Yewdale Fell.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Drumlin ref: 16112

Hawkshead, near Windermere, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£354-£672

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3 star rating
Set in an elevated position with lovely views from both the lounge and the garden. Location ideal for exploring all of Lakeland.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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